Browsing School of Education by Issue Date

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  • Sandford, Brian; McCaslin, N.L. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This study describes the professional development activities and perceived instructional needs and best methods of delivering professional development opportunities for part-time occupational and technical program faculty ...
  • Rocco, Tonette S.; Parsons, Michael D.; Bernier, Judith; Batist, Carlos (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    The phenomenon of teaching and learning the writing for publication process was examined from the perspectives of instructors and the students.
  • Moore, Maria Hruby; Bingham-Catri, Deborah; McMasters, Rosemary (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper focuses on the Technology Access for Better Learning and Employment Checklist developed by the authors. This evaluation tool was created and then used to measure eight instructors’ability to use technology in ...
  • Nolan, Robert E.; Kadavil, Nidhin (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Vaillant’s recent synthesis of the findings of three longitudinal studies on aging adds new insights to our theories of adult development. These insights provide us with new sets of variables for quasi-experimental and ...
  • Smith, Regina O.; Dirkx, John M. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Many adults express a preference for learning in small groups but often find their group experiences frustrating and dissatisfying. This tension is increasingly evident in online learning, as collaborative methods become ...
  • Scheer, Scott D. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    All to often in adult education settings, the learning strategies and methods that we use are tailored as one size fits all. A key component of effective adult learning that can be easily overlooked is the role of adult ...
  • Merrill, Henry S. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper describes research in two arenas. First is a research project using the life course dynamics perspective as a lens to investigate the patterns and timing of life events in multiple generations within extended ...
  • Merrill, Henry S.; DiSilvestro, Frank; Young, Raejean C. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This research uses a qualitative case study approach to investigate online course instruction, and the dimensions of both learner and facilitator/instructor engagement. The research team analyzed archival data from course ...
  • Solomon, Karen J. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This study examined the reasons for participation in online learning among real estate professionals. The significance of this study concerns how online continuing professional education (CPE) can be focused to meet the ...
  • Hatcher, Denise L. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper explores the various learning experiences of a bilingual and bicultural woman of Mexican heritage. The data collection and data analysis were performed with the intent of creating a life history and allowing ...
  • Alfred, Mary V. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This study explored the experiences of African American women as they transition from welfare to work and the barriers and challenges that impede their move to a position of economic selfsufficiency. The study found three ...
  • Kollins, Judith M.; Hansman, Catherine A. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    In the face of poverty and long-term political instability in Bolivia, many adult educators are working towards social justice, focusing students on economic opportunities and maintaining their indigenous culture. The ...
  • Coello, Helena M.; Casanas, Jorge A.; Rocco, Tonette S.; Parsons, Michael D. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Critical Race Theory (CRT) was used as a lens of analysis to examine cultural competency in healthcare. Fourteen articles were found related to race/ethnicity and equity. Four themes emerged from our thematic analysis, ...
  • Dale, John A. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper examines some of the philosophical foundations that shaped Paulo Freire’s pedagogy. From a componential analysis of the literature, a dominant theme of “critique” emerged. From a philosophic perspective, critique ...
  • Conceição, Simone; Lehman, Rosemary (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of learning objects in the CD-ROM format for the teaching of introductory American Sign Language to adult learners. A controlled experiment was used to ...
  • Brook, Paula A.; Chen, Wei; Luo, Qi (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper discusses characteristics between two different universities in different countries in terms of the teaching evaluation systems. A brief background to the Chinese institution is offered to help set the context ...
  • Barnard, Joni K. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Recruiting qualified employees is a challenge for organizations. As researchers we need to help practitioners by synthesizing research on recruiter training to develop a starting point in which to frame ideas for recruiter ...
  • Folkman, Daniel V. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper reports the progress and second year findings that flow from a multi-year action research strategy aimed at comprehensive school reform in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A learned helplessness model is presented as ...
  • Daley, Barbara J. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    In this qualitative interpretivist study the interrelationships among teachers’ professional practice, the knowledge gained in teacher professional development programs, and the context of employment within school settings ...
  • Fein, Erich C.; Ross, Kirk E. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    We recognize there are significant external and internal barriers to effective planning and goal pursuit that are particular concerns for adult learners. Often, these barriers arise from conflicting adult roles (e.g. ...

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